The Academy Awards

Season 57 Episode 1

The 57th Annual Academy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 25, 1985 on ABC

Episode Recap

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLEF. Murray Abraham -- Amadeus ("Antonio Salieri") • Jeff Bridges -- Starman ("Starman") • Albert Finney -- Under the Volcano ("Geoffrey Firmin") • Tom Hulce -- Amadeus ("Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart") • Sam Waterston -- The Killing Fields ("Sydney Schanberg") ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Adolph Caesar -- A Soldier's Story ("Sgt. Waters") • John Malkovich -- Places in the Heart ("Mr. Will") • Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita -- The Karate Kid ("Miyagi") • Haing S. Ngor -- The Killing Fields ("Dith Pran") • Ralph Richardson -- Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes ("The Sixth Earl of Greystoke") ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE • Judy Davis -- A Passage to India ("Adela Quested") • Sally Field -- Places in the Heart ("Edna Spalding") • Jessica Lange -- Country ("Jewell Ivy") • Vanessa Redgrave -- The Bostonians ("Olive Chancellor") • Sissy Spacek -- The River ("Mae Garvey") ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLEPeggy Ashcroft -- A Passage to India ("Mrs. Moore") • Glenn Close -- The Natural ("Iris") • Lindsay Crouse -- Places in the Heart ("Margaret Lomax") • Christine Lahti -- Swing Shift ("Hazel Zanussi") • Geraldine Page -- The Pope of Greenwich Village ("Mrs. Ritter") ART DIRECTIONAmadeus -- Art Direction: Patrizia Von Brandenstein; Set Decoration: Karel CernyThe Cotton Club -- Art Direction: Richard Sylbert; Set Decoration: George Gaines, Les Bloom • The Natural -- Art Direction: Angelo Graham, Mel Bourne, James J. Murakami, Speed Hopkins; Set Decoration: Bruce Weintraub • A Passage to India -- Art Direction: John Box, Leslie Tomkins; Set Decoration: Hugh Scaife • 2010 -- Art Direction: Albert Brenner; Set Decoration: Rick Simpson CINEMATOGRAPHYAmadeus -- Miroslav Ondricek • The Killing Fields -- Chris MengesThe Natural -- Caleb Deschanel • A Passage to India -- Ernest Day • The River -- Vilmos Zsigmond COSTUME DESIGNAmadeus -- Theodor PistekThe Bostonians -- Jenny Beavan, John Bright • A Passage to India -- Judy Moorcroft • Places in the Heart -- Ann Roth • 2010 -- Patricia Norris DIRECTINGAmadeus -- Milos FormanBroadway Danny Rose -- Woody Allen • The Killing Fields -- Roland Joffé • A Passage to India -- David Lean • Places in the Heart -- Robert Benton DOCUMENTARY (Feature)High Schools -- Charles Guggenheim and Nancy Sloss, Producers • In the Name of the People -- Alex W. Drehsler and Frank Christopher, Producers • Marlene -- Karel Dirka and Zev Braun, Producers • Streetwise -- Cheryl McCall, Producer • The Times of Harvey Milk -- Robert Epstein and Richard Schmiechen, Producers DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)The Children of Soong Ching Ling -- Gary Bush and Paul T.K. Lin, Producers • Code Gray: Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing -- Ben Achtenberg and Joan Sawyer, Producers • The Garden of Eden -- Lawrence R. Hott and Roger M. Sherman, Producers • Recollections of Pavlovsk -- Irina Kalinina, Producer • The Stone Carvers -- Marjorie Hunt and Paul Wagner, Producers FILM EDITINGAmadeus -- Nena Danevic, Michael Chandler • The Cotton Club -- Barry Malkin, Robert Q. Lovett • The Killing Fields -- Jim ClarkA Passage to India -- David Lean • Romancing the Stone -- Donn Cambern, Frank Morriss FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMBeyond the Walls -- Israel • Camila -- Argentina • Dangerous Moves -- SwitzerlandDouble Feature -- Spain • Wartime Romance -- Union of Soviet Socialist Republics MAKEUPAmadeus -- Paul LeBlanc, Dick SmithGreystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes -- Rick Baker, Paul Engelen • 2010 -- Michael Westmore MUSIC (Original Score)Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom -- John Williams • The Natural -- Randy Newman • A Passage to India -- Maurice JarreThe River -- John Williams • Under the Volcano -- Alex North MUSIC (Original Song Score)The Muppets Take Manhattan -- Jeff Moss • Purple Rain -- PrinceSongwriter -- Kris Kristofferson MUSIC (Original Song) • "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" from Against All Odds -- Music and Lyric by Phil Collins • "Footloose" from Footloose -- Music and Lyric by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford • "Ghostbusters" from Ghostbusters -- Music and Lyric by Ray Parker, Jr. • "I Just Called To Say I Love You" from The Woman in Red -- Music and Lyric by Stevie Wonder • "Let's Hear It for the Boy" from Footloose -- Music and Lyric by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford BEST PICTUREAmadeus -- Saul Zaentz, ProducerThe Killing Fields -- David Puttnam, Producer • A Passage to India -- John Brabourne and Richard Goodwin, Producers • Places in the Heart -- Arlene Donovan, Producer • A Soldier's Story -- Norman Jewison, Ronald L. Schwary and Patrick Palmer, Producers SHORT FILM (Animated)Charade -- Jon Minnis, ProducerDoctor De Soto -- Morton Schindel and Michael Sporn, Producers • Paradise -- Ishu Patel, Producer SHORT FILM (Live Action)The Painted Door -- Michael MacMillan and Janice L. Platt, Producers • Tales of Meeting and Parting -- Sharon Oreck and Lesli Linka Glatter, Producers • Up -- Mike Hoover, Producer SOUNDAmadeus -- Mark Berger, Tom Scott, Todd Boekelheide, Chris NewmanDune -- Bill Varney, Steve Maslow, Kevin O'Connell, Nelson Stoll • A Passage to India -- Graham V. Hartstone, Nicolas Le Messurier, Michael A. Carter, John Mitchell • The River -- Nick Alphin, Robert Thirlwell, Richard Portman, David Ronne • 2010 -- Michael J. Kohut, Aaron Rochin, Carlos De Larios, Gene S. Cantamessa VISUAL EFFECTSGhostbusters -- Richard Edlund, John Bruno, Mark Vargo, Chuck Gaspar • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom -- Dennis Muren, Michael McAlister, Lorne Peterson, George Gibbs2010 -- Richard Edlund, Neil Krepela, George Jenson, Mark Stetson WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium)Amadeus -- Peter ShafferGreystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes -- P.H. Vazak, Michael Austin • The Killing Fields -- Bruce Robinson • A Passage to India -- David Lean • A Soldier's Story -- Charles Fuller WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)Beverly Hills Cop -- Screenplay by Daniel Petrie, Jr.; Story by Danilo Bach, Daniel Petrie, Jr. • Broadway Danny Rose -- Woody Allen • El Norte -- Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas • Places in the Heart -- Robert BentonSplash -- Screenplay by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Bruce Jay Friedman; Screen Story by Bruce Jay Friedman; Based on a story by Brian Grazer SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Sound Effects Editing)The River -- Kay Rose JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARDDavid L. Wolper HONORARY AWARD • To James Stewart, for his fifty years of memorable performances. For his high ideals both on and off the screen. With the respect and affection of his colleagues. • To the National Endowment for the Arts, in recognition of its 20th anniversary and its dedicated commitment to fostering artistic and creative activity and excellence in every area of the arts. GORDON E. SAWYER AWARDLinwood G. Dunn SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award) • To DONALD A. ANDERSON and DIANA REINERS of 3M Company for the development of "Cinetrak" Magnetic Film #350/351 for motion picture sound recording. [Sound] • To BARRY M. STULTZ, RUBEN AVILA and WES KENNEDY of Film Processing Corporation for the development of FPC 200 PB Fullcoat Magnetic Film for motion picture sound recording. [Sound] • To BARRY M. STULTZ, RUBEN AVILA and WES KENNEDY of Film Processing Corporation for the formulation and application of an improved sound track stripe to 70mm motion picture film, and to JOHN MOSELY for the engineering research involved therein. [Sound] • To KENNETH RICHTER of Richter Cine Equipment for the design and engineering of the R-2 Auto-Collimator for examining image quality at the focal plane of motion picture camera lenses. [Lenses and Filters] • To GÜNTHER SCHAIDT and ROSCO LABORATORIES, INCORPORATED, for the development of an improved, non-toxic fluid for creating fog and smoke for motion picture production. [Stage Operations] • To JOHN WHITNEY, JR. and GARY DEMOS of Digital Productions, Incorporated, for the practical simulation of motion picture photography by means of computer-generated images. [Special Photographic] SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Technical Achievement Award) • To NAT TIFFEN of Tiffen Manufacturing Corporation for the production of high-quality, durable, laminated color filters for motion picture photography. [Lenses and Filters] • To DONALD TRUMBULL, JONATHAN ERLAND, STEPHEN FOG and PAUL BURK of Apogee, Incorporated, for the design and development of the "Blue Max" high-power, blue-flux projector for traveling matte composite photography. [Special Photographic] • To JONATHAN ERLAND and ROBERT BEALMEAR of Apogee, Incorporated, for an innovative design for front projection screens and an improved method for their construction. [Special Photographic] • To HOWARD J. PRESTON of Preston Cinema Systems for the design and development of a variable speed control device with automatic exposure compensation for motion picture cameras. [Camera]